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Detent spring for cal 870 [message #12446] Mon, 18 May 2020 18:00 Go to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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I finally started working on a trench watch I bought a couple of years ago housing the 13 ligne cal. 870
After pre cleaning inspection I found that unfortunately the detent spring is broken 😡 After a few painful restorations I was hoping this one would be a walk in the park 😭

Anybody out there who can help me with a detent spring, part 4525 or a complete movement?

Thanks

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Re: Detent spring for cal 870 [message #12447 is a reply to message #12446] Mon, 18 May 2020 18:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green
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Thojil,
I checked, but no parts for caliber 870 in my assortments. Will do a second check in my other spare part drawers, but this might take a day or two.
Barney


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Re: Detent spring for cal 870 [message #12448 is a reply to message #12447] Mon, 18 May 2020 20:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks so far
Re: Detent spring for cal 870 [message #12453 is a reply to message #12448] Wed, 20 May 2020 18:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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Oh man.... that is the rarer of the two styles for these movements. I had the one in a movement break too. I used it as a template to make a new one from a piece of carbon steel (nail).
http://vintagegruen.org/vgforum/index.php?t=msg&th=827&a mp;goto=4695&#msg_4695


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Re: Detent spring for cal 870 [message #12456 is a reply to message #12453] Thu, 21 May 2020 12:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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Yeah, tell me about it 😩

Assuming it was produced by Aegler, was any other watch brand using this movement. That would greatly enhance chances to find a donor.
Re: Detent spring for cal 870 [message #12457 is a reply to message #12456] Thu, 21 May 2020 13:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green
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Checked everything now, but I am sorry, nothing for caliber 870 in my drawers.

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Re: Detent spring for cal 870 [message #12463 is a reply to message #12457] Thu, 21 May 2020 22:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for checking anyway, much appreciated.
Re: Detent spring for cal 870 [message #12464 is a reply to message #12457] Thu, 21 May 2020 22:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for checking anyway, much appreciated.
Re: Detent spring for cal 870 [message #12465 is a reply to message #12464] Thu, 21 May 2020 22:43 Go to previous message
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Ill take a look in my stash

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